Tampa Bay Storm Announce 2013 Cheerleaders

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the members of the 2013 Cheerleader squad.

“This year we had a great group of ladies tryout for the team,” said Tampa Bay Storm director of cheerleaders Kindra Strocher-Ebanks. “We are very excited about this season’s squad. The ladies made it very difficult for us to narrow it down to final number as there was a high display of talent.”

The 16-member squad is comprised of six returning veterans and 10 newcomers. Three of the cheerleaders are former Lightning Girls, two are former South Florida Cheerleaders and one is a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader. Eleven of the Cheerleaders are still in college and go to school at South Florida, the University of Tampa or Hillsborough Community College.

Storm Cheerleaders perform at all the Storm home games and dedicate two evenings a week to practice. However, more than being a cheerleader, they also serve as ambassadors in the community with visits to hospitals, food banks, community centers and our military as well as many other programs and charities throughout the Tampa Bay community.

2013 Storm Cheerleader Roster

Veterans

Stephanie, Captain
Savenah, Captain
Breanna
Kaitlyn
Shani
Jalyssa

Rookies

Shaniqua
Brittany
Marlana
Lexxie
Rachel
Nicole
Theresa
Salina
Alexandra
Philippa

2013 Philadelphia Soulmates Selected

Congratulation to the 2013 Philadelphia Soulmates! Finals were last night at Parx Casino in Bensalem.

No time to celebrate. Rehearsals start later this week.

Photo of the Day – January 30

Nicoletta at Soulmate Final Auditions last night.

Yes, the auditions took place on a stage behind the bar.

Photo of the Day – January 29


From Sunday Morning, Philadelphia Soulmates Kristan, Christina and Wendy having a little fun during a break in the auditions.

Philadelphia Soulmates Open Call Auditions

Auditions for the 2013 Philadelphia Soulmates got under way earlier this month.

Soulmates new choreographer Michelle Sulpizio

Members of the 2012 Philadelphia Soulmates

Kayla is a former member of the NY Jets Flight Crew.

Rachel in a rockin’ audition outfit

Jenna is a Philadelphia Spinners Fly Girl

The Soulmates Final Audition will take place at  Parx Casino in Bensalem at 7pm this Tuesday.

 

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Philadelphia Soulmates Second Open Call Audition – January 27

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Photo of the Day – January 16


From Saturday – AJ at Philadelphia Soulmate Auditions

Photo of the Day – Jannuary 15


From Saturday – Gabby at Philadelphia Soulmate Auditions

The New 2013 AFL San Antonio Talons Sky Dancers

The 2013 AFL San Antonio Talons Sky Dancers were chosen at the Music Hall at Sam’s Burger joint in San Antonio, Texas Tuesday evening December 18, 2012. Prep classes started Nov. 28th for the Sky Dancers auditions then they had two more prep classes Dec. 8th and Dec. 5th before the preliminaries and semi-final auditions that were held Saturday Dec, 8th in the basketball court at the Fiesta Trails location of their new fitness & practice facility sponsor Gold’s Gym at 8am.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

The first cut was done in the morning after all participants learned a combination and did an across the floor routine and numbers were posted for the semi-finalist to continue and learn a 1 minute routine and perform for the judges that afternoon.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

Judges included former squad members of the San Antonio Roses, WNBA Star squad, NBA San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers, NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, NBA Dallas Maverick Dancers, San Antonio Iguana dancers, AA Baseball San Antonio Missions Bells and the AHL San Antonio Rampage Ice Girl Dancers. Judges also included Talons administration Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Keith Recine and Game Operations/Community relations/ Group Sales Coordinator JJ De La Rosa. Choreographer former NBA San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer Melissa Martinez taught the audition routines and helped judge and former NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader & NBA Spurs Dancer Sky Dancer director Cynthia Trinidad was on hand to help judge and emcee the auditions. The judges used lap tops and scored individuals on audition software that made the judging and tabulations quick and easy. Finalist numbers were posted and finalist would continue on where they would be joining the returning veterans that were seated into the finals at three rehearsals before the finals Tuesday Dec. 18th. Finalists scheduled and had personal interviews with Talons administration staff and the Sky Dancer director prior to the Final Auditions.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

At the finals all the ladies wore black cocktail dresses for the opening number and at the finale, they performed the semi-final routine in pro-cheer/dance audition sports bra and hot pant attire of their choice in groups of two on stage, and then each individual performed a 1 minute dance solo routine from a list of song choices given to them and wore a costume of their choice.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

Sixteen were chosen out of 24 finalists for the new squad and winners were given a goody bag and a log stem red rose and some members were on the local morning TV show Daytime @ 9 KABB FOX 29 the next morning. The first home preseason game for the Talons is March 6th 2013 and the first home game is March 23rd 2013.

2013 Sky Dancers are: Sarah, Rebecca, Alondra, Jaclyn, Niqwa, Emily, Angela, Rochelle, Jasmin, Shauntelle, Krystal, Gabriela, Tiffany, Diana, Monica, and Crystal. Congrats!

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2013 Pittsburgh Power Sparks Dance Team Tryouts

YOU MUST ATTEND AUDITIONS ON ONE OF THE PRELIMINARY DATES (LISTED BELOW) TO BE CONSIDERED. YOU CAN ONLY AUDITION ON ONE OF THESE THREE PRELIMINARY AUDITION DAYS TO QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS

* Preliminary Auditions – Closed to the public
* The first 30 minutes of the tryout will be for registration, walk-ins are welcome!

Dates:

Wednesday January 16 from 6-10pm
Saturday January 19 from 12pm-5pm
Sunday January 20 from 9am-2pm

Location – Club One Fitness in Shadyside
6325 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Fee – FREE
Attire – See below
Registration – The first 30 minutes will be for registration
Finals:

Location – Jergels Rhythm Grille
103 Slade Lane, Warrendale
Date – Friday, January 25, 2013
Time – 5 – 7 p.m.
Description – The final round of auditions will include performing two routines learned during preliminary auditions in front a panel of judges and POWER fans. New members of the 2013 SPARKS Dance Team will be announced at the end of Finals. All SPARKS will be required to stay for a photo shoot immediately following the final audition.
Requirements

On Tryout Day
• Must be 18 years of age. Valid ID is required
• Must submit a non-returnable individual photo (headshot preferred) at least 5×7 in size
• Must submit a non-returnable resume including professional and dance experience
• Being a SPARKS dancer is a commitment, so you must have an accommodating schedule and be able to attend all home games, appearances, practices and workouts
• Must have reliable means of transportation
• Must have some form of dance training
Attire
• Preliminary Audition– Half top or sports bra and shorts, form-fitting shorts or skirt, of any color or style
• Finals – Attire will be discussed after the completion of preliminary auditions.
• Footwear – Any sneakers or dance shoes of your choice
• Appearance – Hair and makeup should be sophisticated and glamorous. You are encouraged to bring touchup makeup and hair products. This is a professional audition, it is important to maintain a game day appearance! The SPARKS perform with their hair down and make-up is always performance ready!
* Visible tattoos should be covered with makeup and body piercings should be removed

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Soulmates Bootcamp Invitees

Congratulations to the ladies who made it through a long day of open call auditions and earned a spot at Philadelphia Soulmates Bootcamp. After bootcamp and interviews, finalists will compete for a spot on the 2013 squad on Tuesday, January 29th at Parx Casino.

2013 New Orleans VooDoo Dolls Selected

Hundreds of patrons were in attendance at the Esplanade Mall on Saturday afternoon for the New Orleans VooDoo Doll Finals. The franchise is very pleased to announce that 17 young ladies have been selected to represent the franchise for the 2013 season as VooDoo Dolls.

“I’ve always heard that in these auditions they already know who they want before Finals, that was so not the case, it literally went down to the wire from day 1 up to Finals and was no easy task,” said VooDoo Doll Director Jasmine Martijn. “However, I narrowed it down to the best of the best across the board.”

All 17 ladies selected as 2013 VooDoo Dolls are from Louisiana. Of the 17 selected, 8 are veterans, having danced for the team last year or in years prior.

“I’m ecstatic with the Dolls I have selected, and I know they will rock,” said Martijn. “I can’t wait for us to work in preparing for the upcoming 2013 season.”

The 2013 VooDoo Doll Dance Team is listed below:

Alisia Senegal – Lafayette, LA

Ayesha Callaway– New Orleans, LA

Bre Eley– New Orleans, LA

Brittanie Williams- Marrero, LA

Brittany Warden– Kenner, LA

Brooke Meyer- River Ridge, LA

Danielle Linn– Luling, LA

Domonique Ovide -Harvey, LA

Holly Denmark– Gretna, LA

Jaime Clark– Harvey, LA

Jennifer Frost– Slidell, LA

Keina (Nani) Duncan- New Orleans, LA

Lon’Rai Joshua -New Orleans, LA

Lynn Kleinberger– New Orleans

Megan Cortez– Luling, LA

Mindi Matherne– Des Allemands, LA

Shelley Theresa – Metairie, LA

Brittney Harper – Destrehan, LA

2013 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleader Auditions Are January 13th

Auditions for the 2013 Tampa Bay Storm Cheer leaders will be held Sunday, January 13 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the Club Level.

Registration will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Sunday, January 13. Auditions are closed to the public. All participants should park in the VIP East parking lot and enter the Times Forum at the Suite Entrance located on the West Plaza.

Day of Auditions – Participants should wear form fitting, two piece dance outfits and comfortable shoes. No Jazz pants or baggy pants will be allowed. Dance briefs or boy shorts should be worn with skin tone pantyhose. It is suggested that participants bring make-up/hair products, a towel bottle of water and a snack.

After introductions and warm-ups participants will learn across the floor combinations; including basic kicks and turns and a few short, repeating sideline dance routines. Participants will perform in small groups and then first cuts will be made.

The second round will consist of a jazz or hip-hop routine that will be taught to the remaining candidates. Then a short break will be given to ask questions and rehearse with the music after the routine is taught. The room will then be cleared and participants will perform the routine before a panel of judges two at a time.

Finalists will then be announced. Those candidates will then have a short meeting and interviews. Once the interviews are done participants are free to leave. The 2013 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders will be announced on the team website after 3:00 PM on Monday, January 21. There will be a mandatory meeting for all 2013 Storm Cheerleaders later that week. Practice and workouts will immediately begin on weekday evenings.

Requirements to Register:

· Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent

· Bring photo identification

· Recent photo 4×6 or larger (will not be returned)

· Dance resume (simple typed history of experience if applicable)

· $20 fee – cash or money order

· Completed medical liability release

· Completed 2013 cheerleader application

For more information please call 813.230.2416 or e-mail storm_dancers@verizon.net.

Philadelphia Soulmates Auditions are Next Saturday

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Soulmates Open Call to be Held on Saturday, January 12 – Michelle Sulpizio Named Soulmates Choreographer

The Philadelphia Soul announce the open call tryout for the 2013 Soulmates Dance Team and will be held on Saturday, January 12 at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel (500 Stevens Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19113). The open-call audition registration will take place between 9-10 a.m. with the audition beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

The Soul also named Michelle Sulpizio as the Soulmates Dance Team Choreographer for the 2013 season. Her first official duty will be to oversee the open call event.

“I love what the Philadelphia Soul are all about, and I am very excited to be back with the franchise once again,” Sulpizio said. “I look forward to bringing Soul fans the Soulmate experience that they have come to know and love throughout the years.”

Michelle’s professional dance background includes being a member of the Philadelphia Soulmates dance team from 2005-08, and was named Co-Captain and Captain during that time. Sulpizio currently teaches competitive dance at a studio and coaches a high school dance team, where she also teaches 9th grade English. She has been teaching competitive dance for eight years, and coaching the high school dance team for five.

Michelle at 2008 Auditions

Fee for the clinic is $25, but those that pre-register will receive a $5 discount. Pre-registration is available at www.philadelphiasoul.com where credit cards and PayPal are accepted or cash at the door. Those seeking additional information about the auditions should e-mail the Soul at soulmates@philadelphiasoul.com or visit the official team website at www.philadelphiasoul.com. The 2013 Soulmates Finals date, time and location will be announced at a later date.

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